The Zambia Volunteer Project is taking a year off in 2020 to focus on other ways of supporting literacy in Zambia. The below is provided to help you understand the type of volunteer opportunities available. To discuss alternative ways to get involved, contact us on 0208 099 9280 or email us at info@thebookbus.org

Costs – 2019 Volunteer Fees

In 2019, the Project Fee covered the following costs:

Volunteer welfare and project costs including airport pick-up, project supervision, in-country 24/7 volunteer support, in-country administrative costs, bed and daily breakfast, all transport to and from reading & holiday clubs, books, materials, local staff salaries, Book Bus mobile library maintenance, fuel, insurances and other associated costs.

The Joining Fee of £420 was a non-returnable fee that covers the following costs:

Volunteer recruitment and induction costs, scheme administration costs, project volunteer handbook and ongoing support from Book Bus project staff and communication costs.

The Joining Fee was payable when volunteer applications were accepted and dates agreed.

Duration2 weeks3 weeks4 weeks
TOTAL£1170£1370£1670
Joining Fee£420£420£420
Project Fee£750£950£1250

What was included in 2019?

  • Pre-volunteering support
  • In-country support
  • Airport pick-up and drop off (agreed Saturdays from Livingstone)
  • Accommodation (shared twin rooms)
  • Daily breakfast
  • Project team leader support
  • Post volunteering support
  • Airport pick-ups: Please note airport pick up from Livingstone is every Saturday. If volunteers wish to arrive on an alternative day this can be arranged for an additional cost.

What’s not included?

  • Travel costs to Livingstone, Zambia
  • Travel insurance
  • Immunisation costs
  • Lunch, dinner and drinks
  • Weekend/extra trips
  • Zambian visa costs

Interested in volunteering?

The Zambia Volunteer Project is taking a year off in 2020 to focus on other ways of supporting literacy in Zambia. To discuss alternative ways to get involved, contact us 0208 099 9280 or email us at info@thebookbus.org